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I am having fistula surgery and have been told I'll be sent home with a urine bag. Can you tell me more about this part of the recovery process?
The urine bag collects urine and it is attached to a catheter (tube) that is inside your bladder. Urine passes through the tube and into the urine bag that is usually attached to your leg during the day. You can move around freely with the bag attached to you and you can easily hide the bag under a dress or pants. At night, you will use a bedside bag.
Velcro is used to attach the leg bag where it is most comfortable for you as long as the bag is lower than your bladder to avoid urine flowing back up to your bladder instead of draining.
You will need to learn to empty your urine bag, clean it and reattach it during your surgery recovery.
You can read more information and instructions about the urine bag at the NIH website.
This content was written by a member of HysterSisters.com as a non-medical professional based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
06-13-2011 - 09:36 PM
SHARING IS CARING
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